Student Awards


The Mid-America EMMY Foundation supports the annual Mid-America Walter Cronkite Scholarships, a 501(c)3. . All money raised goes directly to educational opportunities for students.

Please consider a monthly donation to help ensure the  future of journalism. Our scholarships help qualified journalism students prepare for careers that make a difference. We work to keep integrity and honesty industry standards.

The mission of NATAS Mid-America Foundation is to provide scholarships to deserving high school and college students who are studying or intend to study journalism, broadcast television, television production and communications. The Foundation is the charitable arm of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)-Mid-America Chapter, Inc. and is a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Past Mid-America scholarship recipients include regional EMMY® nominated reporters  Ashley Reynolds (KY3), Jason Lamb (NBC), Kevin Lewis (ABC), and Ashley Seering (Independent Filmaker).

Scholarship awards depend on donations. The Foundation accepts donations from individuals and/or corporations on an ongoing basis. Either donate online through Paypal here:

Or to make a scholarship fund donation by check, made out to NATAS MID-AMERICA FOUNDATION. Please mail to:

NATAS Mid-America Foundation
3655 Olive
St. Louis, MO  63108

Upon receipt, an acknowledgement letter of the donation will be mailed to the donor.

The 2019 Mid-America Student Production Award Announcements

2019 HS Student Production Awards Honorable Mention

2019 HS Student Production Awards Winning Entries

2019 College Student Production Awards Honorable Mention

2019 College Student Production Awards Winning Entries

2019 Student Categories

Online Entry Portal Here

More Information Here

Please complete the online membership application here and receive news and updates

Entry Deadline is April 1, 2019

Walter Cronkite Scholarship Information


Scholarship Application Deadline: April 30, 2019



The 2018 Student Call for Entries


Media Students in the
Mid-America region

are invited to enter the Student Production Call for Entries
Entry Deadline Extended to JUNE 1, 2020

2020 Student Call for Entries
Winners Announced  late July on FB


Presentation of Student Awards and Scholarships
at the 44th Mid-America EMMY Gala
September 26, 2020, Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch

Television majors (HS Seniors and College undergraduates) in the Mid-America region are invited to apply for the Walter Cronkite Scholarships.

Walter Cronkite Scholarship
Application Deadline:
JUNE 1, 2020